Powercoders is a coding academy for refugees, The next boot-camp will start on September 25th in Zurich.
The 3 months coding acdemy is followed by a 3 to 6 months internship. The ultimate goal of the Powercoders program is the permanent placement of trained refugees in IT-companies and IT-departments. Participation is free of charge (additional help for laptop, food and transportation are offered) and includes a mentoring program.
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The program is primarily meant for refugees (status B and F) but also other migrants. We are looking for women and men with experience or a special talent in IT. We are expecting fluency in English and full commitment.
Are you interested to participate as a student?
Join our info session July 3rd, 6.30pm at Impact Hub (Bogen D, Viaduktstrasse 93, 8005 Zürich) - Sign up!
Arriving in a new country is never easy. Our students have to learn a lot about Switzerland as a country and society, and how it works. Therefore we want to support them with mentors at eye level throughout the whole program. The mentors work on a voluntary basis. More information concerning the mentoring you find here (in German).
Are you interested to participate as a mentor?
Join our info session July 3rd, 6.30pm at Impact Hub (Bogen D, Viaduktstrasse 93, 8005 Zürich) - Sign up
Who we are.
We are a very dedicated core team supported by over a hundred of volunteers.
The core team for Zürich:
- project lead: Christian Hirsig, serial entrepreneur
- mentoring lead: Sunita Asnani, social worker and dancer
- teaching lead: vacant, please apply Christian Hirsig
- operational lead: Hussam Eddin Allaham, Powercoder #001
- advisor: Hannes Gassert, serial entrepreneur
We are supported by the Impact Hub community.
If you have any questions regarding Powercoders do not hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com.